Ahead of the new Premier League season, expectations around Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side will be mixed, with last term’s injury hit campaign giving little implication of how they might perform.
The Reds’ defence of their first ever Premier League title left a lot to be desired, with them struggling to even secure qualification for next season’s Champions League.
However, with first choice central defensive pairing Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk both returning in the early weeks of the new season, there could be reason for optimism for the Anfield faithful.
Like a lot of Premier League teams, Liverpool have been relatively quiet in the transfer market so far this summer, with Ibrahima Konate the Reds’ only signing so far.
However, it appears that they could be eyeing up a second acquisition.
According to the Daily Star, Klopp’s side have identified Wolves’ Adama Traore as a target and will aim to get him for a cut-price £30 million.
Klopp has been a long-time admirer of the Spanish international, once labelling him ‘unplayable’.
Liverpool have also made an approach for the player previously, but were told they would need to offer at least £60 million and therefore looked elsewhere.
Traore’s pace and power make him one of the most unique players in the league, and he would offer a different dynamic to the current front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah.
Traore was part of the squad representing Spain at Euro 2020.
Last season was a difficult one for Traore as he managed just two goals during an injury-hit season, and it is this which makes Klopp believe that he may now be available on the cheap.
Traore is one of a number of players being linked with an exit from Molineux, with Ruben Neves also touted to be on his way out and Rui Patricio having already joined Serie A side Roma.